MASON CITY, Iowa – The final defendant in a July drug arrest has been sentenced.
On July 12, the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office pulled over a vehicle near the intersection of 12th Street NW and North Pierce Avenue. Deputies said they found a “one-pot” methamphetamine lab inside and arrested the three occupants of the vehicle.
50-year-old James Jassie Mejia of Mason City pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. He was sentenced on November 6 to three to five years of supervised probation.
28-year-old Stephanie Michelle Stroud of Mason City pleaded guilty to possession of meth with intent to deliver and possession of meth. She was sentenced on November 7 to five years of probation, to be served at the same time as two years of probation she received for meth and marijuana possession in Floyd County.
20-year-old Levi Jacob Mahaney of Mason City entered a guilty plea to a controlled substance violation and was sentenced Tuesday to up to five years of probation. Authorities said the meth lab was found in Mahaney’s backpack.